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Concert Royal Köln (Period-instrument Wind Ensemble)

Founded: Köln (Cologne), Germany

The performance of wind music of the 18th Century with the original instruments of their respective eras and countries is the main concern that this specialist ensemble was launched by the oboist Karla Schröter.

The Concert Royal Köln are constantly searching in archives and libraries for manuscripts or first editions of "new" works, which have not been be exposed since the 18th century, in order to bring them back to life.

The main cast of the ensemble consists of oboe, bassoon and harpsichord. It is supplemented depending on the program by natural horns, natural trumpets and viola d'amore; and in music from the Classical period by classical clarinet and English horn. Particularly popular with audiences are the duo program with Baroque oboe and harpsichord. Due to the varied program they can offer a broad spectrum of court music "oboe bands", bringing Baroque and classical music back to life. The number of participants in the ensemble is variable, depending on the ideas as well as spatial and financial condition of the concert organizer. Most programs can be designed according to these specifications by arrangement.

Concert Royal Köln has appeared as a guest at the Musica Flandrica Belgium, Markgräflichen Opernhaus Bayreuth, the Rheinischen Musikfest Aachen, the Deutschen Mozartfest, the Arolser Barockfestspielen, the Festival Mitte Europa and many others.

The CD "Bläserkammermusik der Brüder Graun” was followed by recordings of the complete oboe sonatas followed by George Frideric Handel and Johann Sigismund Weiss and the premiere recording of G.F. Handel's opera Giove in Argo, all on the label Musicaphon, Kassel. In 2009 the CD "Musik aus Sächsischen Schlosskirchen" with works for Baroque organ by J.S. Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Gottfried August Homilius, Christian Gotthilf Tag and others was published. Concert Royal Köln participated in the audio book "Der Kopf des Georg Friedrich Händel," published in October 2009 by the label Cybele Records.

Source: Concert Royal Köln Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Matthias Beckert

Wind Ensemble

BWV 244

Berthold Botzet


BWV 10

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Concert Royal, Köln (Official Website) [German]


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